A JUVENTUS chief has confirmed that Paul Pogba will not have his contract terminated.
Reports and rumours have spread like wildfire in recent days as speculation mounted that the Manchester United midfielder could be set for a premature exit at the Italian side.
He has yet to play a minute of competitive action since returning to the the club due to a long-term knee injury sustained in the summer.
Despite his big wages, Juve have made clear they are sticking by the midfielder.
Chief Football Officer Francesco Calvo, who was appointed to the role in January, is quoted as saying: “We are not planning to terminate Pogba’s contract, I can deny these stories.
“He’s an important player for us, the injuries are part of the game but Paul is training well and we wait for him.”
Pogba returned to Turin in July after leaving Man United on a free transfer.
The 29-year-old had a mixed second spell at Old Trafford, often finding himself the target of criticism from fans and pundits but capable of putting in world-class performances.
He rejoined United after a glorious four year spell with Juventus.
Pogba was at the centre of four Serie A title victories between 2013 and 2016 and also won the Coppa Italia twice.
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The Old Lady look far off that type of success this season after a 15 points deduction for alleged financial irregularities left them languishing in mid-table.
A poor Champions League group stage has also seen Juventus drop into the Europa League.